Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community
Can an ultrasound miss a twin?
About This Community:

A community of expecting mothers (18 to 24 Years Old) offering support through pregnancy and childbirth. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Can an ultrasound miss a twin?

Hi everyone!

I'm 32 weeks pregnant and I've been faithfully going to all of my prenatal check-ups and having all of the standard tests to check for the health of my unborn son.  Early in pregnancy I had 4 ultrasounds because of some bleeding that I had.  My last ultrasound was at 19 weeks.  Everything looked great.  Baby boy is very healthy.

Just recently I went to my 32 week check-up.  I went to another Dr. on staff because my normal Dr. was on-call at the hospital.  This Dr. placed the fetal doppler on the right hand side of my tummy and got a strong heartbeat right away.  I was surprised because normally the heartbeat is heard on the far left when I see my Dr.  I figured the little guy must've changed positions.  However, when I got home that same night I used my own fetal doppler (which is just like my Dr.'s) to listen to the heartbeat.  I now hear two heartbeats!  One on the far right of my stomach (up high) and one on the left (down low).  

My question is this...  Can I possibly be pregnant with twins and not know it??  How could a twin be missed on ultrasound.  Not just one ultrasound, but several?  Am I hearing an echo of just the one heartbeat?  I'm looking forward to calling my Dr. on Monday to get more info.
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
796506_tn?1370191905
I think it is just an echo your baby is in water and hardly do you ever miss a twin on an ultrasound.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
by 19 weeks they should have seen the other baby if it was there. you can request another u/s at 32 weeks they would definitely see a second baby. they were actually able to see both of my boogers at 9 weeks.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
2020005_tn?1417986816
Blank
KTowne commented on veronica0808's status
1 hr ago
11812324_tn?1432743902
Blank
Stephanie71692 added the Pregnancy Tracker
1 hr ago
1580318_tn?1430915905
Blank
Shannon79 commented on photo
5 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Sareney_beany12
10665671_tn?1413748049
Blank
tasha30214
11587059_tn?1427631863
Blank
shaymich2015
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
katie_1989
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
diachong
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
Tavi12
Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Sareney_beany12
10665671_tn?1413748049
Blank
tasha30214
11587059_tn?1427631863
Blank
shaymich2015
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
katie_1989
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
diachong
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
Tavi12